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A House in the Hills (1993)

An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.

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Ken Wiederhorn

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David J. Greenberg (contributing writer) (as David Greenberg), Miguel Tejada-Flores | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Mickey
Helen Slater ... Alex Weaver
Jeffrey Tambor ... Willie
James Laurenson ... Ronald Rankin
Elyssa Davalos ... Sondra Rankin
Taylor Lee Taylor Lee ... Patty Neubauer
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Susie
James Noellenhoff James Noellenhoff ... Chef
Margaret Parke Margaret Parke ... Receptionist
Larue M. Mall Larue M. Mall ... Producer
Vincent Eaton Vincent Eaton ... Director
Sally Daykin Sally Daykin ... Casting Director
Pieter Riemens Pieter Riemens ... Maitre D'
Brenda Colom Brenda Colom ... Maid
Ron La Paz Ron La Paz ... Security Cop
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Storyline

An aspiring actress (Alex) is housesitting in the hills, the owners are taking a break after their neighbour was murdered. For acting practise, Alex pretends to be the owner when someone calls at the house. The caller isn't who he says he is either... Written by Rob Hartill

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Romance | Thriller

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Country:

USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Agries nyhtes stous lofous tou Los Angeles See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Delux Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Alex runs from the kitchen through the den to flee from Mickey, she goes from wearing black high heels (revealed earlier) to white tennis shoes, and then back to the heels when she knocks herself unconscious on the hard plastic of the den door. See more »

Quotes

Alex Weaver: I am not the woman you think I am!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I Want You Back
Written by Don Julian
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awkward wrong notes being played
5 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

There is a murder in the Hollywood hills. Alex Weaver (Helen Slater) is a struggling actress working as a waitress. She replaces her friend to housesit for the needed cash. The cops are next door investigating the murder. The Rankins mistakenly take her bag. Exterminator Mickey (Michael Madsen) unexpectedly comes and assumes Alex to be the owner. He's looking to get something from Rankin and takes her hostage. Will Stryker (Jeffrey Tambor) is the Rankins' new neighbor.

There are a couple of scenes where it is a little too convenient. This should be an intense kidnapping thriller. However there are a lot of false notes being played. The music cues are wrong but that's not the half of it. Madsen is being too cool and lacks the intensity of a real criminal. The romance is awkward and fake like a bad romance novel. It's incredible that Mickey would fall for it. It's completely set up wrong. Jeffrey Tambor is a nice turn but the movie keeps trying to go back to the romantic tones. There is no chemistry to work with here. Just when the movie is coming to an acceptable end, it becomes silly as Helen Slater overacts unconvincingly.


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